It looks like T.I. is finally on the straight and narrow, and the criminal justice system has taken note of it. According to T.I’s probation officer, the Atlanta rapper has been a “model probationer,” since being released from prison, completing all the stipulations of his supervised release, including a required drug and alcohol counseling program. Therefore, apparently the court agreed with a judge, approving a request to extend T.I’s out-of-state travel restrictions from 7 to 12 days.
The news will undoubtedly be of benefit to T.I, who just recently released the lead single, “Love This Life,” off his upcoming eighth studio album, Trouble Man. T.I has not released a solo album since 2010’s No Mercy. Outside of his own release, T.I. will also be busy assisting with other Grand Hustle ventures, serving as the executive producer of 2012 XXL Freshman Iggy Azalea’s Grand Hustle debut, The New Classic. T.I is featured on Azalea’s first single off the album, “Murda Bizness,” which was released last month. Iggy recently performed it as part of XXL’s 2012 Freshmen concert at the Best Buy Theater in New York City. TIP also recently announced that Houston rapper, Trae Tha Truth would be joining the Grand Hustle Records roster.
After serving a year in federal custody from a 2009 federal conviction on weapons charges, T.I returned to prison in 2010 to serve an 11-month sentence, after he was found with ecstasy, and tested positive for opiates, thereby violating the conditions of his parole. He was released this past September and currently has 5 months remaining under supervised release. —Neil Martinez–Belkin (@Neil_MB)